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Feature announcement: XP Quips

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Nov 22, 2004 at 12:45 UTC ( #409566=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Allo, all. There's a fun new feature: XP Quips. Go to user settings, and find the checkbox marked "Show quips on XP loss/gain messages". If you turn this on, you'll get fun little quips in the XP nodlet when you gain or loose XP. If you're too fragle to deal with a little automated fun mocking, then keep the checkbox off, and live without that little bit of humor.

Oh, and if you think lots of the messages are too harsh, turn off the checkbox. If there's one or two you disagree with, or find disagreeable, then reply to this message, and we'll consider... or, of course, if you think we missed a real hum-dinger, let us know... also by replying to this message.

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Re: Feature announcement: XP Quips
by edan (Curate) on Nov 22, 2004 at 13:05 UTC

    Just tested it out (had to burn a few votes to do it - please pardon the wanton abuse of the voting system). I got this message:

    Callo, callay, oh frabjous day!

    My research (source) shows it should be:

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!



      Hooray for who, for who, for ???? He saved his friend from a wetting.

Re: Feature announcement: XP Quips
by skx (Parson) on Nov 22, 2004 at 12:57 UTC

    Feel free to up-vote this node.

    Just so I can see a positive message to make sure it works properly. I promise to report a bug if it doesn't ;)

      Go vote isntead. woops ;P

      Update: Doesn't seem to work that way. Nevermind. ;)

      Then B.I. said, "Hov' remind yourself nobody built like you, you designed yourself"

Re: Feature announcement: XP Quips
by pelagic (Priest) on Nov 22, 2004 at 13:03 UTC
    I like it!
    But I'm not so sure about castaway (see her Voting system idea..) because it creates yet annother reason to vote without no reason (or just to see the next quip).


      I like it too.

      There's already enough reason to vote with reason...
      Just ask me if you're in doubt ;-) =)

      Cheers, Sören

Re: Feature announcement: XP Quips
by skx (Parson) on Nov 22, 2004 at 15:40 UTC

    This seems to work correctly (showing a quip) when I gain experience through the act of voting.

    But when I return the the site after having gained XP because others have upvoted my node(s) I see no quip, just the 'you have gained x XP'.

    Is this a bug, or a deliberate omission?

Re: Feature announcement: XP Quips
by tinita (Parson) on Nov 22, 2004 at 17:08 UTC
    I only see the normal "You gained ..."

    update: now I gained a point for this node, and I saw it =) =)

Re: Feature announcement: XP Quips
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Dec 04, 2004 at 05:26 UTC

    Yay! I was saddened when the quips were taken away.

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